Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 6 months to 23 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 749 809 800
Rank change year-on-year +60 -9 -45
Contract jobs citing Java SE 61 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.060% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 43 38
England median daily rate £425 £400 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.26% +7.32%
10th Percentile £200 £281 £320
90th Percentile £575 £570 £591
UK median daily rate £425 £360 £450
% change year-on-year +18.06% -20.00% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00

Java SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 28176 29297 28386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.21% 28.87% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19541 20676 19033
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £295 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 371 391
England median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £15.54 £12.25 £15.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £52.19
UK median hourly rate £40.38 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.68% +1.35% +5.71%

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Java SE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java SE in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java SE in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the England region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 28 £475 +8.57% 7
East of England - 12 £200 - 3
South East +39 11 £425 +6.25%
North of England +57 7 £475 +53.23% 4
North West - 3 £475 - 1
North East +48 2 - -
West Midlands +29 2 - -
Midlands +21 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 - - 3
South West - 1 £425 -
Java SE
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Java SE.

1 53 (86.89%) Java
2 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.90%) Spring
4 27 (44.26%) Java EE
4 27 (44.26%) XML
5 26 (42.62%) HTML
6 25 (40.98%) Linux
7 23 (37.70%) TDD
8 22 (36.07%) Oracle
9 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
10 20 (32.79%) XSLT
10 20 (32.79%) WebLogic
10 20 (32.79%) TCP/IP
10 20 (32.79%) Scrum
11 19 (31.15%) HTML5
12 18 (29.51%) CSS
12 18 (29.51%) SQL
13 17 (27.87%) Unix
13 17 (27.87%) SOAP
13 17 (27.87%) REST
14 16 (26.23%) Git (software)
14 16 (26.23%) RESTful
14 16 (26.23%) WebSphere
15 15 (24.59%) JSON
15 15 (24.59%) AngularJS
15 15 (24.59%) HTTP
15 15 (24.59%) JBoss
16 14 (22.95%) Web Services
16 14 (22.95%) Finance
17 13 (21.31%) Windows

Java SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (32.79%) WebLogic
2 16 (26.23%) WebSphere
3 15 (24.59%) JBoss
4 12 (19.67%) Tomcat
5 10 (16.39%) Apache
6 6 (9.84%) Mule
7 5 (8.20%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (8.20%) nginx
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (6.56%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
10 2 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) PaaS
2 6 (9.84%) IaaS
2 6 (9.84%) SaaS
3 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.20%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.28%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.28%) Office 365
5 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.79%) TCP/IP
2 15 (24.59%) HTTP
3 10 (16.39%) SSL
4 4 (6.56%) SSH
5 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.92%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) NoSQL
2 11 (18.03%) Relational Database
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database
3 10 (16.39%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (14.75%) RDBMS
5 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
6 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
6 5 (8.20%) MS Access
6 5 (8.20%) MySQL
7 4 (6.56%) KDB
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.03%) Eclipse
2 11 (18.03%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.03%) Maven
2 11 (18.03%) Subversion
3 9 (14.75%) JIRA
4 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
4 5 (8.20%) Bower
4 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.20%) Darcs
4 5 (8.20%) Grunt
4 5 (8.20%) gulp
4 5 (8.20%) Jasmine
4 5 (8.20%) Vagrant
4 5 (8.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (6.56%) Gradle
5 4 (6.56%) Mockito
6 3 (4.92%) Ant
6 3 (4.92%) JUnit
7 2 (3.28%) AccuRev
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Front Office
3 7 (11.48%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Legal
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Automotive
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (72.13%) Developer
2 42 (68.85%) Java Developer
3 13 (21.31%) Senior Developer
3 13 (21.31%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Agile Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Agile Java Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Agile Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Agile Java Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Full Stack Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Linux Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL Developer
9 2 (3.28%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.90%) Spring
2 27 (44.26%) Java EE
2 27 (44.26%) XML
3 26 (42.62%) HTML
4 20 (32.79%) XSLT
5 19 (31.15%) HTML5
6 18 (29.51%) CSS
7 17 (27.87%) REST
7 17 (27.87%) SOAP
8 16 (26.23%) RESTful
9 15 (24.59%) AngularJS
9 15 (24.59%) JSON
10 14 (22.95%) Web Services
11 12 (19.67%) Middleware
12 11 (18.03%) Hibernate
13 10 (16.39%) JMS
14 9 (14.75%) Ajax
14 9 (14.75%) JSP
14 9 (14.75%) Spring Boot
15 8 (13.11%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (14.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (11.48%) Derivative
2 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.56%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (3.28%) Clustering
6 2 (3.28%) Equities
6 2 (3.28%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.28%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (3.28%) Replication
6 2 (3.28%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.64%) Fintech
7 1 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.98%) Linux
2 17 (27.87%) Unix
3 13 (21.31%) Windows
4 8 (13.11%) Solaris
5 6 (9.84%) AIX
5 6 (9.84%) HPUX
6 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (37.70%) TDD
3 20 (32.79%) Scrum
4 13 (21.31%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (21.31%) Microservices
5 12 (19.67%) DevOps
5 12 (19.67%) OO
6 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
7 10 (16.39%) BDD
7 10 (16.39%) Integration Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Kanban
8 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
9 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
9 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
10 7 (11.48%) CQRS
10 7 (11.48%) Front End Development
10 7 (11.48%) Mathematics
10 7 (11.48%) Software Architecture
11 5 (8.20%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 5 (8.20%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (86.89%) Java
2 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 18 (29.51%) SQL
4 12 (19.67%) C#
5 10 (16.39%) C++
5 10 (16.39%) XPath
6 8 (13.11%) PL/SQL
6 8 (13.11%) Shell Script
7 7 (11.48%) Groovy
7 7 (11.48%) Perl
8 6 (9.84%) Scala
9 5 (8.20%) Bash Shell
9 5 (8.20%) Python
9 5 (8.20%) TypeScript
9 5 (8.20%) VB
9 5 (8.20%) VC++
10 4 (6.56%) Ruby
11 3 (4.92%) Go
12 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) MCITP
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) OCMJD
2 1 (1.64%) OCPJP
2 1 (1.64%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) MiFID
2 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) Docker
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.92%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) KVM
4 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) Ansible
1 11 (18.03%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (9.84%) Puppet
3 3 (4.92%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.84%) Adobe
4 6 (9.84%) Bloomberg
4 6 (9.84%) webMethods
4 6 (9.84%) WSO2
5 5 (8.20%) IBM
5 5 (8.20%) VMware
6 4 (6.56%) Murex
6 4 (6.56%) Reuters
6 4 (6.56%) Sybase
7 3 (4.92%) HP
7 3 (4.92%) Lotus
8 2 (3.28%) arcserve
8 2 (3.28%) Calypso
8 2 (3.28%) Dell
9 1 (1.64%) NetApp
9 1 (1.64%) Sun
9 1 (1.64%) Triple Point